Did you know that Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death? That every 69 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's?Help the youth group make a difference by making a donation as we participate in the 2011 Portland Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 25. You can make a donation by going on-line and making a donation directly to Alzheimer's at http://2011alzwalk.kintera.org/pdx/stjohnsmilwaukie or you can write a check made out to "Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter" and of course we will accept cash as well!
Adult education will resume this coming Sunday at 9 a.m. with the topic The Meaning of God.
BABE: Buy a bottle, everyone, for the Harvest Dinner as you make your Wine Tour purchases! Sparkling Cider is also needed for the Harvest Dinner.
Laurel Hart wishes to invite you to her ordination: The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Bishop of Oregon, by the grace of God, will ordain Laurel Hart to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 NE 43rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The festive color is red. A reception will follow.
There will be a Lector Training Session on October 15, 10 a.m. – Noon.
Bricks for Haiti: The Oregon Diocese beginning a fundraising effort to help rebuild the Episcopal Church in Haiti. “Bricks” to help rebuild Holy Trinity Cathedral can be purchased for $10 a piece. Our goal is for every congregation to take part in this effort as we reach out beyond our red doors to help our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Haiti to rebuild their Cathedral and their lives. As they say in Haiti, Men anpil chay pa lou, or “Many hands make the load lighter.” Rebuild Our Church in Haiti is a campaign to rebuild not only the bricks and mortar of the Episcopal Church in Haiti, but a ministry in Christ’s name to help rebuild the soul of a nation whose people have been overwhelmed with grief and loss due to natural disasters and years of crippling poverty. Please encourage everyone you know to buy a brick (or two or three!) and help lay a foundation of hope for the people of Haiti. You will find special “Rebuild our church in Haiti” offering envelopes in your Sunday bulletins on Sunday; we will be turning in our collective offering at Diocesan Convention in November. Please consider helping with this effort.
If you have used cardboard boxes and/or packing materials (Styrofoam peanuts, etc.), Ken Hoyt can re-use them-please bring them in to the office.
Doug Rose is still coping with end stage liver disease. Doug asks your prayers be that he not suffer. He would enjoy hearing from you. His home address is 15433 SE Morning Glory Ct, Milwaukie OR 97267.
Serving at the 8 o’clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
Jolene Morishita, Eucharistic Minister · Ford Morishita, Lector
Serving at the Ten o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
Michelle Horgen, Director of Music
Bruce Fontaine & Sharon Fontaine, Eucharistic Ministers
Elizabeth Van Drimmelen, Katie Downs & Emily Downs, Acolytes
Barbara Anderson, Nancy Lane & Rob Long, Lectors
Betty Denny & Ian Ball, Ushers
Feed the Hungry is in need of money. There is a fund raising activity planned. On October 8th there will be a luncheon with speakers and silent auction. If any would like to help with this event please contact Connie Ross.
Come to the Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 15th beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall! So what is the Harvest Dinner and why should I come? First, it's a celebration -- an evening of food and fellowship in thanksgiving for God's bounty and for the time, talent and treasure each of you give to St. John's. It's great food and good fun that serves as a kick-off to our annual pledge drive. Second, it's free and you may even win a door prize! Third, you can support the Youth Group, which will be serving the dinner, through optional "tips" and support both the Youth Group and Church School through an optional silent auction for really cool stuff. Fourth, the program is short -- we are, after all, preaching to the choir. Most important, St. John's is a family and we aren't complete without you! We do need to know how many folks are coming, so please sign up on Sunday following the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services or contact Sue at the office, 503- 653-5880 or firstname.lastname@example.org during the week. We are also looking for volunteers for set-up and clean-up. For questions, contact Harvest Dinner Coordinator Mary Dettmann.
CoEd Cursillo 2011 will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Coos Bay on October 6 through October 9th. This is a change from the former planned location of St. Matthews Eugene.
We are extremely grateful for the invitation to use Coos Bay for our 3 day weekend and hope to schedule a 4th Day event at St. Matthews later. (St. Matthews Eugene is having a HUGE Auction that same weekend and invites everyone to come and enjoy it too) Praise God! CoEd Cursillo Team
Care for Creation: Join Moving Planet Portland on September 24th Join Oregon Interfaith Power and Light (OIPL) at the Rose Garden Commons from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.on Saturday, September 24 for “Moving Planet Portland: A Climate Action Fest.” People with common concerns for a healthy planet and social justice will come to together take action on the climate crisis. Participants are encourage to come by transit, foot, bike or carpool. Located near MAX lines. Organizers aim to educate, inspire, and mobilize diverse communities from the Portland metro area to take action toward reducing our dependence on fossil fuels while slowing climate change, create clean jobs and ensuring equitable energy solutions. There will be tables and booths with fun, educational activities that will engage the community to learn about efforts underway and what we can all do to help. Senator Jeff Merkely speaks at noon, with other speakers, music and skits to follow. At 1:15, there will be a parade through the Rose Quarter area – your congregation is welcome to put together a banner or small (non-vehicular) float. To learn more, go to 350oregon.org or call 503-221-1054 ext. 214. OIPL is a project of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.